after George Braque - The Plow


Lithograph in colours, circa 1960, on BFK Rives watermarked paper , signed and inscribed HC (an hors commerce impression aside from the edition) in pencil, with full margins.

Published by: Gallery Maeght, Paris

Reference: not known

Note: There was another version printed for Derriere le Mirror (No 144-145-146) in 1964 published by Maeght which was also made into a signed Limited Edition work. This work we have been unable to find references for but a number of similar works have passed through auction in recent years so it must be an unrecorded edition.

In the Dora Vallier catalogue raisonne of Braque’s works the text there reads as follows:“ There are a number of graphics by Braque that are based upon his paintings, watercolours or gouaches that were printed by those who customarily handled his graphic work and are published by Maeght. In most cases the artist himself chose the pieces and the printing process which to him seemed most appropriate. He assisted in the execution of the graphics, observed and directed the work of the engraver or lithographer, who, without departing from the means of expression of which he is master, has through his own sensibility rediscovered the profound resonance of the original work”.

Printed by: Unknown

Size: 462 x 650mm (sheet); 497 x 155 mms (Image size)

Edition: HC - The inscribed HC is in fact a monogram which is unusual in Braques writing.

Condition: Creases throughout caused by bad rolling of the print.